Fire fighters extinguish fire on USS Hancock resulted due to a 500 pound bomb explosion by mistake in The Pacific Theater.
Pacific Theater Date:1945, January 21 Duration:4 min 5 sec Sound:Yes
Explosion on flight deck of USS Hancock as bomb falls from landing plane in the Pacific Theater. VT-7 TBF Avenger taxing in for landing drops a 500 pound bomb by mistake on flight deck on an island. Fire fighters struggle to extinguish fire. Men spraying water on burning aircraft with large pipes. Dead Marines on the deck. Wounded men being taken for medical assistance. Damaged flight deck. Group of people repairing the deck. The dead Marines being thrown into sea with honor.
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